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Hoddeson, Lillian

Overview
Works: 96 works in 352 publications in 3 languages and 9,290 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: TK7809, 621.38109
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Most widely held works about Lillian Hoddeson
 
Most widely held works by Lillian Hoddeson
Crystal fire : the birth of the information age by Michael Riordan( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is hard to imagine any device more crucial to modern life than the microchip and the transistor from which it sprang. Every waking hour people of the world take their vast benefits for granted - in cellular phones, ATMs, wrist watches, calculators, computers, automobiles, radios, televisions, fax machines, copiers, stoplights, and thousands of other electronic devices. Without a doubt, the transistor is the most important artifact of the twentieth century and the "nerve cell" of our electronic age. Crystal Fire recounts the story of the transistor team at Bell Labs headed up by William Shockley who shared the Nobel Prize with John Bardeen and Walter Brattain. While his colleagues went on to other research, Shockley grew increasingly obsessed with the new gadget. Eventually he formed his own firm - the first semiconductor company in what would become Silicon Valley, spawning hundreds of other businesses and a multi-billion-dollar industry. Above all, Crystal Fire is a tale of the human factors in technology - the pride and jealousies coupled with scientific and economic aspiration that led to the creation of modern microelectronics and ignited the greatest technological explosion in history
True genius : the life and science of John Bardeen : the only winner of two Nobel Prizes in physics by Lillian Hoddeson( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Bardeen was an unassuming man, a humble, soft-spoken Midwesterner whose life was filled with simple pastimes like a Sunday picnic with the family or a good game of golf. He was also a giant of modern physics, an extraordinary hero of twentieth century science. His seminal work earned him the distinction of being the only person ever to win two Nobel Prizes in physics - both awarded for discoveries that were breathtaking in scope and responsible for advancing the course of human history." "Without Bardeen's first Nobel Prize-winning discovery - the transistor - the electronics revolution, which brought us desktop computers, supercomputers, and microelectronics, would still be the stuff of science fiction. His second great breakthrough - the theory of superconductivity, which for years had stumped Einstein, Feynman, and many others - promises to revolutionize twenty-first century technology with high speed "mag-lev trains," supercolliding atom smashers, and other fantastic technological wonders." "Yet despite these achievements, this astonishing though decidedly modest Midwesterner was often overlooked by the media as well as the public, simply because he differed radically from the popular stereotype of genius. Through an exploration of his science as well as his life, a fresh and thoroughly engaging portrait of genius and the nature of creativity emerges. This biography provides a whole new perspective on what it truly means to be a genius."--BOOK JACKET
Critical assembly : a technical history of Los Alamos during the Oppenheimer years, 1943-1945 by Lillian Hoddeson( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1993 volume is a lucid and accurate history of the technical research that led to the first atomic bombs. The authors explore how the 'critical assembly' of scientists, engineers and military personnel at Los Alamos, responding to wartime deadlines, collaborated to create a new approach to large-scale research. The book opens with an introduction laying out major themes. After a synopsis of the prehistory of the bomb project, from the discovery of nuclear fission to the start of the Manhattan Engineer District, and an overview of the early materials programme, the book examines the establishment of the Los Alamos Laboratory, the implosion and gun assembly programmes, nuclear physics research, chemistry and metallurgy, explosives, uranium and plutonium development, confirmation of spontaneous fission in pile-produced plutonium, the thermonuclear bomb, critical assemblies, the Trinity test, and delivery of the combat weapons. Readers interested in history of science will find this volume a crucial resource for understanding the underpinnings of contemporary science and technology
The Birth of particle physics by International Symposium on the History of Particle Physics$ (1980 : Fermilab)( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and Japanese and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of the crystal maze : chapters from the history of solid state physics by Lillian Hoddeson( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the field of solid-state physics - also referred to as condensed matter physics - which grew to maturity between 1920 and 1960. The history of some exciting developments is told here in an easy-to-follow text, accessible to general readers, while maintaining standards of high scholarship
Fermilab : physics, the frontier, and megascience by Lillian Hoddeson( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting with its founding in 1967, the authors follow Fermilab's development over four decades to become the United States' premier accelerator lab
Pions to quarks : particle physics in the 1950s : based on a Fermilab symposium by Laurie M Brown( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of the standard model : particle physics in the 1960s and 1970s by Lillian Hoddeson( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a conference held at Stanford University, this is the third volume of a series recounting the history of particle physics and offers the most up-to-date account of the rise of the Standard Model, which explains the microstructure of the world in terms of quarks and leptons and their interactions. The wide-ranging articles explore the detailed scientific experiments, the institutional settings in which they took place, and the ways in which the many details of the puzzle fit together to account for the Standard Model
Tunnel visions : the rise and fall of the superconducting super collider by Michael Riordan( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Starting in the 1950s, US physicists dominated the search for elementary particles; aided by the association of this research with national security, they held this position for decades. In an effort to maintain their hegemony and track down the elusive Higgs boson, they convinced President Reagan and Congress to support construction of the multibillion-dollar Superconducting Super Collider project in Texas--the largest basic-science project ever attempted. But after the Cold War ended and the estimated SSC cost surpassed ten billion dollars, Congress terminated the project in October 1993. Drawing on extensive archival research, contemporaneous press accounts, and over one hundred interviews with scientists, engineers, government officials, and others involved, Tunnel Visions tells the riveting story of the aborted SSC project. The authors examine the complex, interrelated causes for its demise, including problems of large-project management, continuing cost overruns, and lack of foreign contributions. In doing so, they ask whether Big Science has become too large and expensive, including whether academic scientists and their government overseers can effectively manage such an enormous undertaking." -- Publisher's description
No boundaries : University of Illinois vignettes( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xi jing zhi huo by Michael Riordan( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Chinese and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crystal fire : the birth of the information age by Michael Riordan( Recording )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On December 16, 1947, two physicists at Bell Laboratories, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain, jabbed two electrodes into a sliver of germanium half an inch long. The electrical power coming out of that piece of germanium was 100 times stronger than what went in. In that moment, the transistor was invented and the information age began. Crystal Fire recounts the story of the transistor team at Bell Labs, led by William Shockley, who shared the Nobel Prize with Bardeen and Brattain. While his colleagues went on to other research, Shockley grew increasingly obsessed with the new gadget. He went on to form the first semiconductor company in what would become Silicon Valley. Above all, Crystal Fire is a tale of the human factors in technology: the pride and jealousies coupled with scientific and economic aspirations that led to the creation of modern microelectronics and ignited the greatest technological explosion in history
True genius the life and science of John Bardeen by Lillian Hoddeson( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Oral history interview with Robert Gibney by Robert Bernard, 1911- Gibney( )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gibney discusses his own position and the general research environment at Bell Labs in the 1930's and 1940's. He also gives a detailed step by step description of the experiments that he participated in along with Walter Brattain, John Bardeen, Gerald Pearson, and William Shockley, leading to the discovery of the first transistor in December 1947
Oral history interview with David Pines by David Pines( )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this interview, David Pines discusses his life and career. Topics discussed include: Black Mountain College; University of California, Berkeley; Joseph Weinberg; Nathan Rosen; Hal Lewis; David Bohm; Princeton University; J. Robert Oppenheimer; I. I. Rabi; Niels Bohr; Bob Serber; quantum electrodynamics; Eugene Gross; renormalization; Coulomb interactions; Eugene Wigner; antisemitism; solid state physics; Oskar Froelich; Francis Low; Tsung-Dao Lee; Chen Ning Yang; Francis Wheeler Loomis; Shin-Ichiro Tomonaga; N. F. Mott; many-body physics; Solvay Conference on Physics (1954); Ladislaus Marton; Philippe Nozières; Michael Ference; Murray Gell-Mann; John Bardeen; Bob Schrieffer; Bob Brout; Stevens Institute of Technology symposium on the many-body problem (1957); Bill McMillan; Utrecht international congress on many-body problems (1960); L. Van Hove; Charlie Slichter; Fred Seitz; Steve Weinberg; Bell Laboratories
Oral history interview with Robert Joseph Maurer by Robert Joseph Maurer( )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family background. Born 1913; school and university in Rochester, New York. Undergraduate chemistry major; Ph. D. in physics (Lee DuBridge), 1939; Massachusetts Institute of Technology as postdoc (Arthur von Hippel). War work at University of Pennsylvania, silicon diodes; with Frederick Seitz at Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1942-1944, working on Dark Track tube subcontracting, in conjunction with MIT Radiation Laboratory. University of Chicago in 1944 to join Eugene Wigner's group in the Manhattan District; Leo Szilard's graphite calculation and Maurer's experiment; Argonne National Laboratory visit in 1949. Discussions of published works on cuprous iodine, 1941; electrical properties of semiconductors; photoelectric effects, silver chloride and silver bromide. Head of the Office of Naval Research, Physics, 1948. From 1949, at University of Illinois, building solid state physics group
Oral history interview with Konrad Bleuler by Konrad Bleuler( )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this interview, Konrad Bleuler discusses his memories of Wolfgang Pauli. Topics discussed include: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich; quantum physics; Werner Heisenberg; mathematics; Gregor Wentzel; Ernst Stueckelberg; Friedrich Dürrenmatt; renormalization
Oral history interview with Harry Krutter by Harry Krutter( )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a graduate student, 1933-1935. Extensions of Eugene Wigner-Frederick Seitz work by John Slater and his graduate students
Pions to Quarks : Particle Physics in the 1950s( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pions to Quarks by Laurie M Brown( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Lillian Hoddeson American university teacher

Lillian Hoddeson Amerikaans hooglerares

Lillian Hoddeson US-amerikanische Wissenschaftshistorikerin

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True genius : the life and science of John Bardeen : the only winner of two Nobel Prizes in physicsCritical assembly : a technical history of Los Alamos during the Oppenheimer years, 1943-1945The Birth of particle physicsOut of the crystal maze : chapters from the history of solid state physicsFermilab : physics, the frontier, and megasciencePions to quarks : particle physics in the 1950s : based on a Fermilab symposiumThe rise of the standard model : particle physics in the 1960s and 1970sNo boundaries : University of Illinois vignettes